The Dillingham Commission
Also known as the Immigration Commission, the Dillingham Commision was formed in 1907 because of the amount of immigration and the feelings toward immigration at this time. It was ended in 1910. They believed that the mass immigration from Europe was a large threat to American culture. Their findings led to the Immigration Acts of the 1920’s. They also wanted to impose a literacy test during their time, but it would not be passed until 1917 over Wilson’s veto. They also wanted new immigration laws to be in the economies best interest, and the ability to deport someone for five years if they have committed a serious crime in the past. They also wanted to cut down on the immigration of “unskilled” people.